Genetics of β2-adrenergic receptors and the cardiopulmonary response to exercise

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Exercise elicits a number of physiologic responses to increase oxygen delivery to working muscles. The β2-adrenergic receptors (ADRB2) play a role in the cardiopulmonary response to exercise. This review is focused on how the gene that encodes the ADRB2 influences the cardiopulmonary response to exercise. In addition, we discuss possible interactions between ADRB2 and other genes important in exercise performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalExercise and sport sciences reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008



  • ADRB1
  • ADRB2
  • Airway
  • Cardiac output
  • Pulmonary
  • Stroke volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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